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T.J. Houshmandzadeh chatted on NFL.com. Were the Bengals persistent in trying to re-sign the receiver? "They were persistent, but it wasn't persistent with good intentions, in my opinion. They weren't as persistent as it has been reported that they were."

What does that even mean? Not good intentions?

How did the Bengals do in free agency compared to other teams?

Baltimore Ravens: Signed Domonique Foxworth, CB. Agreed to terms with Ray Lewis, LB; and Matt Birk, C.

Cincinnati Bengals: Re-signed Cedric Benson, RB; Darryl Blackstock, LB; Chris Crocker, S; and DeDe Dorsey, WR. Signed Laveranues Coles, WR; and J.T. O'Sullivan, QB.

Cleveland Browns: Re-signed Mike Adams, S. Signed C.J. Mosley, DT; Robert Royal, TE; and Hank Poteat, CB.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Re-signed Max Starks, OT (with a franchise tag); and Chris Kemoeatu, G.

Geoff Hobson even says that the Bengals were in the mix as much as anyone in the division (at least compared to Baltimore)

Who will have the bigger season, James Walker asks. T.J. Houshmandzadeh or Chad Johnson? I say Johnson. What? Yep, Johnson will have a better season. The reasoning? I'm kind of a homer. Sorry.

Laveranues Coles scored $9.75 million guaranteed the first year with Cincinnati -- now you know how the Bengals got him.

Someone asks John Clayton if the Bengals were looking to trade Chad Johnson, what would his value be?

It will be hard for the Bengals to get what was on the table from teams last year. Because of last season, his value might be down to a second-round pick. I'm still not sold they are going to trade him. Sure, if they take Michael Crabtree, then I can see a Johnson trade happening. Carson Palmer needs weapons, so giving Johnson up cheaply isn't good business. As you saw last year, he might complain and demand a trade, but he still showed up. His numbers will improve just with the return of Palmer. Of course, he might not be happy about the idea of staying, but he doesn't have a lot of choice in the matter.

If Levi Jones hits the free agency market, then San Francisco could be interested.